LLAMA presents Webinar series for new library directors and deans

For Immediate Release
Tue, 10/19/2010

Contact:

Fred Reuland
The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present a series of four interactive webinars designed to meet the needs of new library leaders at the dean, director, department head or branch manager level. Each of the 60-90 minute programs will feature library consultant Pat Wagner of Pattern Research, Inc.
 
According to Wagner, “Those initial few weeks as a new library manager or leader can have professional and career repercussions that last years. Good first impressions are more than wearing the right suit, especially when your audience has differing ways of judging your actions.”
 
“You Are New, but Your Staff Is Not–How to Build Relationships that Will Work”
Tues., Nov 2, 2010, 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
What can you say and do that respects the experience of staff members even while you are planning to move the organization forward? And whose stories about past mistakes are you supposed to believe? 
 
“Your Library Users—Get Started on the Right Foot.”
Tues., Nov 16, 2010, 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
You are the new kid on the block. Are you really going to wait for them to come to you? Community outreach starts the day you arrive–are you ready to say hello to everyone?
 
“Build Your Executive Team--Success for Libraries of All Sizes”
Tues., Nov 30, 2010, 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Many people will define your success by your ability to build a team that extends leadership beyond your fingertips. How can you be sure the team is not sabotaging your best efforts?

Turn Relationships into Partnerships with Community and Institutional Leaders”
Tues., Dec.14, 2010, 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
How long before local leaders know you by your first name? And how long before you have an impact on behalf of the library in the greater arenas of community and institutional life?
 
Or call ALA Member and Customer Service at (800) 545-2433 ext.5. 
 
Fees:
LLAMA member: $49 ($144 for entire series—SAVE 25 percent)
Non-LLAMA member $59 ($174 for entire series—SAVE 25 percent)
LLAMA group rate (four or more people at one site) $149 ($444 for entire series—SAVE 25 percent)
Non-LLAMA group rate (four or more people at one site) $179 ($537 for entire series—SAVE 25 percent)
 
About the Library Leadership and Management Association
The mission of the Library Leadership and Management Association (www.ala.org/llama) is to encourage and nurture current and future library leaders, and to develop and promote outstanding leadership and management practices. LLAMA is a division of the American Library Association.